The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanagawa
The well-known Great Wave by Hokusai is the second sheet from the series of Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It became famous especially for its dynamic character and masterful rendition of peak motion – not only the motion of the breaking wave and splashing water, but also that of the fishing boats in the waves. Mount Fuji in the background forms a motionless counterpoint to the tumultuous waters as a symbol of the Japanese milieu par excellence.
measurements: height 24,3 cm
width 37,5 cm
in collections:
material: Paper
technique: Colour woodblock print
inventory number: Vm 2866
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art

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